Beaumont takes flight to Rome
Gentili telephones us from Pisa:
The pilot Beaumont, after having said goodbye to the members of the Committee and the journalists, has taken flight at exactly one o'clock.
Just lifting up the crowd has applauded the audacious aviator who soon is disappeared on the horizon, rising to 400 meters.
He runs through the air with a speed of 70 kilometres km an hour.
Frey tomorrow morning will leave from S. Rossore.
Garros is waiting for a new aircraft.
Beaumont passes over Livorno at great height
As soon as we have received the telegram from our Gentili, it was our pleasure to inform who were concerned; so many citizens so forewarned were ready at the cannon shot.
At 13 o'clock, who was under observation as us in some high place, has observed over the sea towards Marina di Pisa a moving imperceptible black point witch was gradually approaching.
Suddenly, although very high, the shape of monoplane is clearly designed in the blue sky.
The aircraft by a light push has left the sea and keeping very high, has directed over Livorno, repeating the Garros' route.
Beaumont has gone on so fast towards the hills of Montenero and Antignano, above which was lost from view, leaving the intense feeling of astonishment, admiration and enthusiasm together.
As soon as Beaumont has arrived over Livorno, the cannon of the New Fortress has fired a shot, and so from the houses, from the stores, it has been a worm of the citizens to the ways, the squares, in a minute astir with eager, cheering, enthusiastic people.
The Vittorio Emanuele's square offered a very impressive spectacle. Towards it, as streams flowing from broken banks, the crowed was flowing from adjacent streets.
The Carlo Alberto's square had the appearance of a dark grass moved by the wind.
The officer cadets of Naval Academy, clinging to the shrouds of the simulacrum of ship which is in the Institute, were welcoming by the voice with hurrahs repeated, and waving caps towards the flight comrade in arms, so master, so bold owner of the sky.
People initially curious were appearing on the roofs, on the terraces, on the bell towers, after the enrapturing spectacle of a man raised to such a high in the space and pushed at such speed.
This morning the Garros' passage and this evening that of Beaumont are the subject of the considerations and the conversations of they all, and all persons inveigh against the bad luck that did not allow citizens of Livorno to welcome and celebrate the conquerors of the air.